News Releases

(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the Finance Minister continues to adopt a Paul Martin approach to budgeting, low-balling his revenue estimates in order to garner praise...
September 13, 2002 | BC Office
OTTAWA--The Canadian economy has clearly been more robust than the U.S. economy this year, but is now losing momentum, so it's important that the Bank of Canada reconsider its intention to raise...
September 6, 2002 | National Office
(Vancouver) Dale Marshall, resource and environmental policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says there's no reason to stall on Kyoto ratification. "Ralph Klein and other...
September 5, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
Halifax: A paper released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives--Nova Scotia concludes that the Cape Breton Community Employment and Innovation Project (CBCEIP), is less innovative...
August 9, 2002 | Nova Scotia Office
HALIFAX--A publication released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alterntives--Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) concludes that it is time for the federal government to fulfil its mandate to protect the...
August 8, 2002 | Nova Scotia Office
(OTTAWA) The desperate need for electricity in the U.S. is a powerful force behind the privatization of electricity in Canada, according to a new study released today. Written by economist Marjorie...
July 5, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
"The budget crises experienced by school boards across the province this year shouldn't surprise anyone", the author of a new CCPA study says. "The boards' budget struggles are in direct response to...
July 4, 2002 | Ontario Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a major new study today called Cost Shift: How British Columbians are paying for their tax cut. The study examines a dynamic the...
July 4, 2002 | BC Office
When G8 leaders meet next week in Kananaskis, the plight of Africa will be at the top of their agenda. They are expected to unveil an action plan in response to the New Partnership for Africa's...
June 20, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
TORONTO--The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives today released the 2002-3 edition of the Alternative Budget for Ontario. The budget, prepared by the Ontario Alternative Budget Working Group,...
June 18, 2002 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--Ontario's economic recovery gives Premier Ernie Eves and his Finance Minister Janet Ecker the fiscal room to make good on the Throne Speech promises of public services improvements, Ontario...
June 13, 2002 | Ontario Office
TORONTO---The 4.8 million women, men and children living in rental housing in Ontario remain mired in the province's worst housing crisis in more than a decade. But the bad news for millions of...
June 11, 2002 | Ontario Office
(Toronto) In a report released today, three prominent economists throw cold water on the "business case" that the provincial government has offered for privatizing Hydro One. The authors, Myron...
May 31, 2002 | National Office, Ontario Office
(Vancouver) A panel of experts from Britain, the U.S. and Canada on "public-private partnerships" (P3's) say that British Columbia should think twice before adopting the P3 model. Three of the four...
May 30, 2002 | National Office, BC Office
(OTTAWA) Municipalities may face unexpected barriers in implementing the Walkerton Inquiry recommendations to protect drinking water and agricultural lands due to the federal governments approach to...
May 29, 2002 | National Office